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Open Letter to Lake County Forest Preserve Planning Committee

Following is  a letter I sent to each member of the Lake County Forest Preserve District (LCFPD) Planning and Restoration Committee. I strongly encourage you to express your concerns as well. 439 more words

Fort Sheridan

The "Mysterious" Revised Concept Plan for Fort Sheridan

On Monday, August 31 the Lake County Forest Board planning committee will be asked to approve a Revised Concept Plan for Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve. The agenda item reads: 293 more words

Fort Sheridan

Preservation’s Loss: The Statutory Construction of Forests in Cook County, IL

By Natalie Bump Vena §

Why did the State of Illinois establish a Forest Preserve District in northeastern Illinois, where forests made up a small fraction of the landscape? 1,599 more words

General Submissions

Endangered Turtle Missing from DeKalb County Forest Preserve

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) – A male Blanding’s turtle that scientists with Northern Illinois University have been tracking for about two years has gone missing from the Afton Forest Preserve, according to officials. 298 more words


Essex Chain of Lakes

Some of the first people to recreate in the Essex Chain of Lakes were sports brought in by hunting and fishing guides in the late 19th century, from the old farmhouse on Chain Lakes Road South. 1,453 more words


6/27: take me fishing at homer lake - homer

 Take Me Fishing at Homer Lake Forest Preserve.  Kids of all ages and their families will love this fishing event, with awards for catching the most fish, the biggest fish, and the Good Sport Award.   40 more words